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School Bus Crashes Occur on Same Day in Cobb, Paulding Counties

October 25, 2018

PAULDING COUNTY, GA. – October 19, 2018 ( According to an online news report from, two school bus crashes occurred October 19 in Georgia. One occurred in Cobb County and the other in Paulding County.*

At the time of the news report linked above, no information was available about the crash in Cobb County, save that the crash occurred at the intersection of Old Stilesboro Road and County Line Road. The crash in Paulding County did not result in any injuries to children. The bus crashed with a BMW at the intersection of Highway 278 and Bill Carruth Parkway. Georgia State Patrol said the driver of the bus and the driver of the BMW, who have not been identified, were “shaken up” but did not appear to be injured. 

Paulding County is located in the western part of the state of Georgia. It has an estimated population of 156,000, and its major roadways include U.S. Route 278, State Route 6, State Route 61, and State Route 120. Adjacent counties include Bartow, Cobb, and Polk. 

According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Paulding Countyhave remained relatively steady in the last several years, though the number of fatal collisions has been on the rise. In 2012, a total of 3,046 vehicle collisions occurred in Paulding County. These collisions led to 837 injuries and eight fatalities. The following two years, accident numbers rose — 3,178 total accidents in 2013 and 3,218 accidents in 2014 — and collisions started to cause more serious injuries. In 2013, 14 people died in car accidents in Paulding County. 

In 2015, though the total number of accidents fell to 2,933, fatalities jumped to 24. Total accidents fell again in 2016, but fatalities remained high at 21. Each of these years, eight fatal collisions involved either alcohol consumption or speeding. 

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